2017 Lunch to Learn

Head over to Merritt Hall at CVCC for lunch with the SBDC for discussion on topics for businesses in our region.  The Fall 2017 Lunch To Learn series has something for you, even  if you’ve been in business for years, are a new start-up, or a non-profit organization. We have excellent speakers lined up, register using the button below.

Lunch is on us! Learning is on you!
Lunch to Learn is always FREE and begins at noon.


Aug 30| Intro to Instagram for Small Business
Get an introduction to how to use Instagram for your business with the Small Business Development Center’s social media experts from Roanoke and Lynchburg. In this seminar, you will get your Instagram account working for your small business in this one hour seminar. Learn to use this powerful tool to promote your business. Please have the Instagram app downloaded to your phone with a log in set up.

Sep 13| Selling to the Commonwealth with eVA/SWaM
Learn how your business can grow by selling goods and services to the Commonwealth. SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority owned firms) certification is one of the most powerful business tools you can use to grow your sales among state agencies, public colleges and universities, local municipalities, and private sector firms that utilize the SWaM database. SWaM certification is available to existing for-profit businesses. Last year, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent more than $6 Billion on goods and services. For every $100 the Commonwealth spent on goods and services, $37 went to a SWaM certified vendor. Here from businesses about how important the process is and meet our regional contact to get involved!

Sep 27| Working with Your Banker
Learn to work with your banker in order to maximize the relationship with this important business partner. Find out if you are using all the services your bank has to offer, and what your banker needs to best help you.

Oct 11| Using Google for Small Business
Are you missing out on the great tools that Google Suite offers for Small Businesses? If you’re only using Gmail, have we got some tricks for you! Learn some of the tools that Google offers for free to help you make the most of G Suite for your business. Led by CVCC’s Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

Oct 25| Intellectual Property and Copyright
Get a better understanding of intellectual property and copyright for your small business. Know how and when you should protect your ideas and processes.

Nov 8| Accessible Small Business
How can I help you? Knowing how to properly engage with customers who have disabilities, will help small businesses owners understand how to make sure your business and employees are ready for every customer.

Dec 6| Cooperative Marketing
Marketing doesn’t have to be just on your own. We will consider strategies for how to team up with other businesses, your local tourism organization, and other strategies to make a bigger impact.

Registration questions: keeners@centralvirginia.edu